Cheylesmore Memorial

The Cheylesmore Memorial is a Grade II listed outdoor stone memorial dedicated to British Army officer Herbert Eaton, 3rd Baron Cheylesmore, located in the Victoria Embankment Gardens in Westminster, London, England.[1] The memorial was designed by Edwin Lutyens and unveiled in 1930.[2]

Cheylesmore Memorial
Lord Cheylesmore memorial, Victoria Embankment Gardens.jpg
The memorial in 2015
Cheylesmore Memorial is located in Greater London
Cheylesmore Memorial
Location in Greater London
Coordinates51°30′32″N 0°07′15″W / 51.5088°N 0.1209°W / 51.5088; -0.1209Coordinates: 51°30′32″N 0°07′15″W / 51.5088°N 0.1209°W / 51.5088; -0.1209
LocationVictoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England
DesignerEdwin Lutyens
TypeMemorial
MaterialPortland stone
Dedicated date17 July 1930
Dedicated toHerbert Eaton, 3rd Baron Cheylesmore

At the dedication ceremony on 17 July 1930, the memorial was unveiled by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, the third son of Queen Victoria.[3] Those attending included John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe and Paul Methuen, 3rd Baron Methuen.[3]

The memorial is made of Portland stone and has seats backing on to a decorative screen facing a small pond.[1] An inscription at the centre of the screen reads:[2]

Major-General Lord Cheylesmore, GBE, KCMG, KCMO, Grenadier Guards. Born 1848. Died 1925. Soldier, administrator, philanthropist and steadfast friend.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Cheylesmore Memorial (1357315)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Monument: Lord Cheylesmore". London Remembers. 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Court & Personal". Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer. 18 July 1930. Retrieved 17 November 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.

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